Country Music Hall of Fame Offers Free Admission for Local Youth

Free admission for local youth and discounted family rates available this summer.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – May 20, 2024 – The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is providing free admission for local youth and discounted rates for accompanying adults this summer. This initiative aims to offer residents of Davidson and its bordering counties, including Cheatham, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson, the chance to explore the museum and country music history.

The museum is enhancing its daily family programs with a variety of engaging activities. Visitors can enjoy young explorer and sensory kits, scavenger hunts, coloring pages, and gallery interactives. Additionally, the museum will offer drop-in programming and workshops for families throughout the week.

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the museum’s family programming includes:

– **Mondays and Tuesdays:** All-day take-home kits to create instruments from repurposed materials.

– **Wednesdays (10 a.m. to Noon):** Musical Instrument Petting Zoo for trying out various instruments.

– **Thursdays to Sundays (10 a.m. to Noon):** Arts and crafts related to museum artifacts and exhibitions.

– **Saturdays (1 to 2 p.m.):** Music, dance, and art workshops featuring activities like line dancing and ukulele lessons.

– **June 24 – 29 (10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.):** “String City: Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry,” a puppet show that tells the story of country music’s influence on Nashville.

Tennessee children aged 18 and under from designated counties receive free museum admission, with up to two accompanying adults getting a 25% discount. Proof of residency is required. For more information, visit the museum’s website.

The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with timed tickets available for entry between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Current exhibitions include “American Currents: State of the Music,” “Thomas Hart Benton’s ‘Sources Of Country Music’ at 50,” “Eric Church: Country Heart, Restless Soul,” “Night Train to Nashville: Music City Rhythm & Blues Revisited,” “Patty Loveless: No Trouble with the Truth,” and “Western Edge: The Roots and Reverberations of Los Angeles Country-Rock.”

For more details on reserving tickets, parking, and proof of residency, visit the museum’s website.

About the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum:

The museum collects, preserves, and interprets country music and its history for education and entertainment. Operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, the museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is one of the most-visited history museums in the U.S. It also operates Historic RCA Studio B®, Hatch Show Print® poster shop, CMF Records, the Frist Library and Archive, and CMF Press.

For more information, visit or call (615) 416-2001.

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